Failure of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Contributed to Dan Choi’s Hospitalization


Gay advocate and former Army infantry officer Dan Choi, who served in Iraq, has been hospitalized, seeking help from mental-health practitioners at a Veterans Administration facility. Choi, a prominent DADT critic, explained: “My breakdown was a result of a cumulative array of stressors but there is no doubt that the composite betrayals felt on Thursday, by elected leaders and gay organizations as well as many who have exploited my name for their marketing purposes have added to the result. I am certain my experience is not an isolated incident within the gay veteran community.” [Towleroad via Gawker]